The spread of COVID-19 is changing ways we look at technology in our lives. At the same time, technology is helping us cope and track the new virus in new ways. Microsoft and Esri have launched real-time online dashboards to track all confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19. The dashboards also track a number of deaths and recovered patients.
The websites put on real-time news on the spread of the Covid-19, including situation reports and maps of infected areas. Data is taken directly from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
During the age of excessive information and short memory span, dashboards have proved to be effective tools to show key metrics and data in real-time. Dashboards can also help to quickly make sense of data and turn large volumes of information into actionable insights.
With the coronavirus tracking dashboards, people can find information on the spread of the virus in one place and constantly updated. Users can select their country, see all the numbers and compare them with data from other countries.
The WHO first reported about the coronavirus on December 31, 2019 after Chinese authorities reported about the virus. The new coronavirus is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Although the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some may cause severe pneumonia and organ failure leading to death.
Since the pandemic, the industry has seen a surge in demand for real-time data. Merging a bunch of Excel files to make a once in a quarter report is no longer an option. Successful companies are moving from the rear-view to the front view. They try to predict future events as accurately as possible. Looking back to yesterday doesn’t cut it anymore.
Things, such as alerts, real-time data refreshers and forecasts are becoming an important part of a company’s toolbox. Just look at how bad organizations had it when supply-chains were interrupted in the early stages of the pandemic.